Sanwo-Olu Restates Administration’s Support For Lagos Farmers
As part of activities to mark the year 2023 World Food Day, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has restated his administration’s commitment to reversing the menace of food insecurity in the state.
The governor made this known at the Lagos Farm Fair which was held at the Police College Parade Ground, Ikeja.
The event was graced by various farmers from various local governments and farm settlements within the state who displayed their wares varying from catfish, pork meat, plantain, rice, red and groundnut oils, cows, eggs, rice, beans and other food items.
The event, themed: “Water is Life, Water is Food, Leave No One Behind”, is an annual event where the prices of food items are subsidised.
Sanwo-Olu said this year’s celebration is coming at a time when many economies are grappling with serious food issues caused by numerous factors.
The governor described Lagos as a farming state which will show the world the way to run urban farming.
He recounted the successes of his administration in the agriculture sector, stressing that Lagos State is building the largest food logistic hub in West Africa to eradicate food insecurity.
He said, “You can see that it is proper if we designate Lagos as a farming state as well because not only are we obvious in the aqua farming, we are also doing as we can do on crops and produce.
“I’m here to give encouragement to the farmers and show to the world that we can show the way for urban farming.”